Originally Posted by Dreamliner
Bottom-line: don't let anyone fool you (or dissuade you), a calorie deficit WILL WORK all the way to the bitter end (wherever that is).
You know me, math is math. Calorie deficit must work. And it has been. (regardless of the food choices... of which I can be a poster child for this notion)
I was more addressing the "last bit" in terms of my look and what I thought I needed to get to in order to remove the "last bit". This is speaking strictly in terms of fat loss.
At 205 (average weight for a long time) - 215 (weight as of Jan 2012, I ate a lot in November and December), and upper teens of BFP (which puts lean mass in the mid 160's range), I figured a total weight of upper 180's would net me a fairly "low fat" look with some muscle definition, but not ultra vascular (i.e. P90X after pics that they "advertise"). This is assuming that lean mass stays constant.
I am currently at 193.5 (wearing a dry-fit shirt, basketball shorts, drawers, socks). I am roughly 5 lb from my "target" weight wise. I would say that I am close, but not what I imagined. I am most definately slimmer than I was before, and I can see some definition in my abdomen, but I don't see that 5 more lb is going to get me my target look. So, lean mass must have went down. Not all that surprising though, I was under a calorie deficit and didn't do much working out/lifting for a good 6-8 weeks, easy.
Bleh, anyway, the quest continues.